The great Spanish Mezzo has passed away aged 89. RIP.
I saw an interview on youtube, in which she talked extensively about her international debut in Dallas and how Callas took her under her wing. She talks of Callas's generosity towards her and her incredible work ethic and serious professionalism.She starred as Nero’s with Maria Callas in Cherubini’s Medea. I saw her only once in San Francisco as an elegantly sung Carmen. Que descanse en paz.
Now I think of it, her stage repertoire was quite small. Like De Los Angeles, she did quite a bit of recital work though.She was a superb Cenerentola and she's a hoot in that Barbiere film (one of Ponelle's best). She showed how you can have a career singing just a few roles, but extremely well.